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WORLD's online columnists offer news analysis from a biblical perspective and insightful opinions on topics that arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

Poverty-fighting ministries in eastern Kentucky?

By Jamie Dean
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Poverty | The suggestion box is open for an upcoming story I’m working on regarding poverty in Appalachia. Here’s the background: In 1964, President Lyndon B.

Fear of the Bible is completely justified

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | The Green family of Oklahoma City has attracted a lot of attention lately and may be in for more, due to their most cherished project. Reports The New York

Christian witness in an anti-Christian age

Christian witness in an anti-Christian age

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | There is a segment of young evangelicals, regardless of their left-right political and cultural positioning, that recoils from combative rhetoric in public…

It’s a cat’s life

It’s a cat’s life

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On days when my life is full of sorrow, rejection, or trial, I look at my cat and say, “Lucky cat. Wish I were you.” On days when my life is full of joy,

Christ can make a difference in the workplace

Christ can make a difference in the workplace

By Bill Newton
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Business | Rick, a committed Christian and the company’s purchasing manager, was called into Tom’s office for a chat. “Rick, you do great work in purchasing, and…

Bucket List Books: The poetry of T.S. Eliot

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | T.S. Eliot was born in America, moved to England in the early 1900s and became a citizen, then returned to America years later to teach at Harvard. Though…

Which Americans are/were cool?

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | The most un-cool Washington museum has long been the National Portrait Gallery. It’s not on the National Mall. It had neither a Wright Brothers airplane nor…

O conversation, where art thou?

O conversation, where art thou?

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | A year ago we moved into a neighborhood that had been developed by a man who had a vision of community even Dietrich Bonhoeffer would be proud of:

Why Tony Dungy isn’t a bigot

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Tony Dungy is one of the most upstanding men in the football universe. A soft-spoken committed Christian, he had a reputation for fairness and integrity while…

The impenetrable fortress of a covenant marriage

The impenetrable fortress of a covenant marriage

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband had an epiphany early in our marriage: Nobody can destroy our marriage but two people—him and me. We have felt good about that insight ever…

Dreaming his dreams

Dreaming his dreams

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I was sitting on our neighbors’ outdoor patio a few weeks ago watching my husband play music. There, on the chilly wet lawn at dusk, he, his friend Jesse,

Rick Perry's bold border move

By Cal Thomas
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Immigration | Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally…

 
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